Category Archives: rancid

rancid-run exits immediately after upgrade to 3.x from 2.x

After upgrading I had the issue where rancid-run exited straight away after launching. As a result no system configurations were collected. The following is seen in the latest log file in the var/logs directory:

starting: Wed Oct 29 12:30:15 GMT 2014

ending: Wed Oct 29 12:30:15 GMT 2014

It turns out that in version 3 the delimiter in the router.db has changed from a colon : to a semi-colon ;. This is to avoid problems with IPv6 addresses. More here.

Old format of router.db:

New format:;cisco;up